This marker for the historic Poinsett Bridge in northern Greenville County reads “This bridge on the state road from Greenville to Asheville was built in 1820 by Abram Blanding, Acting Commissioner, Board of Public Works, Joel R. Poinsett, President.”. The bridge was thought to be designed by the architect of the Washington Monument, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This marker is located in Cleveland Park, downtown Greenville next to a section of that road, and the same marker text is located at the historic bridge.
Chick Springs in Taylors has a long history in this area. The springs were first discovered by the native Americans and thought to have healing powers. Then several hotels and resorts were built around the springs – most of them burned down. The last hotel failed in the depression. The springhouse here is all that remains.